The Forgotten 98

This Page Is A Tribute To The 98 U.S. Civilian Contractors From
Morrison-Knudsen Company Who Lost Their Lives On 7 October 1943 On Wake Island

The photos shown here were scanned from this book entitled:
"A Report To Returned CPNAB Prisoner of War HEROES and Their Dependents"
, published by the Pacific Island Employees Foundation in 1945. Photos were obtained by Morrison-Knudsen Company from Family Members. Not all 98 photos are shown in the book.  All are honored here, however.
Bonnie Gilbert's book "Building For War" tells the story of WWII civilian contractors who risked their lives for good-paying jobs on Wake Island. Bonnie's father and grandfather were among those civilians. Her research helps bring closure to the families, whose lives were changed forever by the events on Wake. Click on her book cover & JPAC Family letter for more information.
Link to the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command HERE.

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Cyrus W. Abbott Jr.
Oakland, CA 

Horace L. Allen
Sacramento, CA 

Norman A. Anderson
Portland, OR 

Roland A. Andre
Pendleton, OR

Allen E. Anvick,
Eureka, CA 

Carl Alfred Baasch
Walkerton, IN 

George Bellanger
San Francisco, CA

Don R. Bowcutt
Logan, UT 

Dave M. Boyce
Grand Island, NE 

Charles A. Cantry
San Francisco, CA

Stanley A. Carlson
Portland, OR 

Allen A. Cavanagh
San Francisco, CA 

David S. Chambers
Grants Pass, OR 

Donley D. Chard
Midway, UT 

Carleton G. Church
Quincy, MA

Louis M. Cormier
Ozone Park, NY 

Karl L. Cox
Asotin, WA

David E. Cummings
San Jose, CA 

James A. Cunha
San Francisco, CA

Joseph R. Davis
Mullan, ID 

George W. Dean
Emmett, ID

Harold L. Dobyns
Vallejo, CA 

Martin H. Dogger
Dale City, CA 

Henry M. Dreyer
Aplington, IA

Joseph M. Dunn
Boise, ID 

Jack A. Fenex
Cody, WY

Howard A. Flint
ID Falls, ID 

Glenn B. Fontes
Emmett, ID

Floyd F. Forsberg
Hollywood, CA 

Dale G. Francis
Bell, CA 

Albert P. French
San Francisco, CA

Lawrence G. Froberger
Brooklyn, NY 

William P. Gerdin
Little Falls, NY 

Charles A. Gibbs
St. Petersburg, FL 

Clarence R. Goembel
Los Angeles, CA 

Ralph E. Haight
Winfield, IA 

William H. Haines
Boise, ID 

John Vernon Hansen
Wahoo, NE

George Harris
Redwood City, CA 

Wilbur C. Harvey
Portland, OR

Frank Hastie
Charleston, WV 

Howard L. Hettick
Visalia, CA

Ernest A. Hochstein
Newberg, OR 

George A. Jenson
Parlier, CA 

Alfred A. Jones
San Bernardino, CA 

Ora K. Keeler
Waterloo, IA 

Martin T. Kelly
Roseburg, OR 

Thomas F. Kennedy
San Francisco, CA

Charles A. Kidwell
Alton, IL 

Woodrow Kroeger
Corsica, SD 

Rolland E. Light
Noonan, ND

Henry C. Ling
Honolulu, HI 

Eugene Lythgoe
Vancouver, WA

Irving E. Marshall
Lowville, NY 

John Martin
Spokane, WA 

James B. McDaniel
Los Angeles, CA 

Thomas L. McInnes
Long Beach, CA

Frank Migacz
Milwaukee, WI

Melvin Migacz
Milwaukee, WI

Irvin E. Miller
Price, ND 

Howard H. Mitchell
Duchesne, UT 

Wayne E. Mitchell
Duchesne, UT 

Joseph P. Mittendorf
Mayer, AZ 

Carl W. Mueller
Patchogue, NY

Richard B. Myers
Clarkston, WA

Clifford A. Olmstead
Gridley, CA 

Gordon H. Pease
Lander, WY 

Archie H. Pratt
Los Angeles, CA 

Donald W. Preston
Lewiston, ID 

Morton B. Rankin
Seattle, WA 

William H. Ray
Downers Grove, IL 

William H. Reynolds
Cherryville, OR 

Sheldon G. Robbins
Los Angeles, CA 

Charles M. Schemel
Uniontown, WA

Herman Schottler
San Francisco, CA 

Lawton E. Shank M.D.
Brook, IN 

Orbin R. Shepard
Portland, OR 

Glenwood H. Sherman
Rockford, IL 

Gould H. Shriner
Sioux City, IA

Russell J. Sigman
Idaho Falls, ID

William T. Simpers
Wapati, WY 

Charles E. Smith
Grant, FL 

Frances C. St. John
Pascagoula, MS

Willis C. Stone
San Francisco, CA 

Alvin L. Streblow
WI Rapids, WI 

Wesley W. Stringer
Lakeview, OR 

Arthur J. Susee
Hillsboro, OR

Lacy F. Tart
Raleigh, NC 

Glenn H. Thompson
Cadiz, OH 

Earl E. Tucker
Macdoel, CA

Vernon Vancil
Snyder, CO 

Glenn Vent
Modesto, CA

Ralph Van Valkenburg
Tacoma, WA 

Charles M. Villines
Salt Lake City, UT 

Frank E. Williamson
Tacoma, WA 

Redmond J. Wilper
Boise, ID 

Charles Woods
National City, CA 

Harry T. K. Yeun
Honolulu, HI

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